Sunshine Tour

Surry survives Humewood wind

Steve Sturry battles the wind at Humewood (sunshinetour.com)
Steve Sturry battles the wind at Humewood (sunshinetour.com)

Port Elizabeth - The wind gusted up to 60 kilometres per hour on Thursday at Humewood Golf Club and the second round of the Sun Boardwalk Golf Challenge had to be suspended at 12.55pm, but Steve Surry had already made it to the clubhouse in one-over-par 73.

“Shooting 73 today feels like 65 to be honest. It was tough out there and blew just the same as yesterday. There were a few par-fours that I couldn’t reach in two shots,” he told sunshinetour.com.

The Englishman carded the best round of the morning to lead in the clubhouse on a level-par total. He’ll wait to see what the afternoon holds from his perch in the clubhouse, safe from the trying conditions.

“I had 30 putts today, yesterday I had 26, and that’s been the key in this wind. If they keep playing this afternoon then level-par after two rounds will be a good score, considering the conditions,” he said.

Surry is accustomed to bad weather from his days competing in England, which helped him to stay focused in the strong winds.

“The weather sort-of suits me, because I’m used to it. I’m lucky enough to have played Humewood a lot of times. I started solid and went two-under through seven, and even though I bogeyed eight and nine I did putt and chip well,” he said.

When he travels to South Africa he stays with Sunshine Tour champion Lyle Rowe and has often practiced on the links.

“When I come down here I stay with Lyle in Port Elizabeth, so I’ve played Humewood about 20 times. There are a couple of us that stay at his house and we play practice rounds together, so it’s quite nice playing a course that I’m familiar with,” said Surry.

Scores: 

Par - Steve Surry (ENG) 71 73

+3 - Keith Horne 71 76

+4 - Dean Burmester 71 77

+5 - Jake Redman 73 76, Steven Ferreira 73 76

+6 - Louis de Jager 74 76

+7 - Jared Harvey 78 73

+8 - Justin Turner 74 78, Doug McGuigan 73 79, Justin Harding 74 78, Grant Muller 75 77, Gert Myburgh 77 75

+9 - Jaco Ahlers 78 75, JJ Senekal 78 75, Derick Petersen 77 76

+10 - Neo Thubisi 80 74, Francois Coetzee 77 77, Vaughn Groenewald 78 76, Attie Schwartzel 76 78, Erik van Rooyen 76 78

+11 - Madalitso Muthiya (ZAM) 77 78, Charl Coetzee 79 76, Peter Karmis 73 82

+12 - JG Claassen 77 79, Jeff Inglis (ENG) 76 80, Christiaan Basson 77 79, Mark Fensham 76 80

+13 - Stefan Engell Andersen (KEN) 75 82, Allan Versfeld 74 83, Mark Williams (ZIM) 79 78

+14 - Eddie Taylor 83 75, Callum Mowat 81 77, Teboho Sefatsa 81 77, Lyle Rowe 76 82, Matthew Carvell 78 80

+15 - Tyrone Ryan 77 82, Tertius van den Berg 80 79

+16 - Pieter Moolman 84 76, Toto Thimba (Jnr) 80 80, Jack Harrison (ENG) 78 82

+17 - Drikus van der Walt 77 84, Riekus Nortje 81 80, Gideon Pienaar 78 83

+18 - Louis Botha 78 84

+19 - Arthur Horne (SWZ) 81 82, Dayne Moore (ZAM) 80 83

+20 - Edwin Kutara (NAM) 75 89

+22 - Brett Liddle 78 88

+23 - Makhetha Mazibuko 87 80

+25 - Tyrone Mordt 86 83

+27 - Terence Salo 84 87

+28 - Anthony Michael 86 86, Mike Maile 83 89, Maritz Wessels 82 90

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